BB«n*eB6BMBBB89^oeBBraBBeBSjHHKKffieSR^^ ■BuaBBeaaaaBeBsaaaBasacaaaBtiaacBsaBaGaaa&KBBBBBBia&iBaaaaaBaaaaABacBEa .MINUTES of the 49th Annual Session of the Held With the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Waxhaw 7 N. C, Thursday before the Second Sunday in COMPILED BY J. H- INGRAM BflBBaBBBaBBasaBaBBBBBBBaBBBaaBBBBflBBaaBaBHEaaBaEBBBBaaS3BBgaRBBSBaBBaBBaBlBsBa MINUTES of the 49th Annual Session of the Ya&&ta*Ffi£MaMttai ML Held With the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Waxhaw, N. C, Thursday before the Second Sunday in COMPILED' BY J. H. INGRAM IW The next session will convene with the First Baptist Church Norwood, Stanly Co., N. C, Thursday before the 2nd Sunday in October, 1923, 10 A. M. OFFICERS Rev W G Flake, Moderator Rev R W Alsobrooks, Vice-Moderator Bro J H Ingram, Recording Secretary S S Craig, Corresponding Secretary W Barringer, Treasurer Rev S S Thomas, Auditor EXECUTIVE BOARD Revs Dr Allen, D. D., R W Alsobrooks, W G Flake, T M Medley, W M Crump, S S Thomas, R H L Crockett, T R Richardson. BOARD OF TRUSTEES W Barringer, C A Snuggs, J H Ingram, J W Perry, H E Craig ROLL OF MINISTERS Rev Dr R Allen, Monroe, N C " R W Alsobrooks, Ansonville, N " WG Flake, Norwood, " R H L Crockett, Wadesboro " S S Thomas, Wadesboro " BC Crawford, Mineral Springs " W M Crump, Wadesboro, " S Brooks, Ansonville, " AC McLendon, Ansonville ROLL OF ORDAINED MINISTERS Rev T R Richardson, Rockingham, N C " J E P Little, Wadesboro " B C Crawford, Mineral Springs " " J C Massey, Waxhaw ■' S S Thomas. Wadesboro " R H L Crockett, Wadesboro " Chas Pemberton, Mt. Gilead " W M Crump, Wadesboro " " AC McLendon, Ansonville " S Brooks, Ansonville " L T Allen, Porter, " J A Craig, Monroe " J W Lockhart, Monroe " K W Wall, Norwood " Dr. Allen, D. D., Rev L W Ingram ROLL OF LICENTIATES L M Dunlap, Lilesville, N C Primus McLendon, Ansonville, N C W I Leak, Wadesboro, " Robert Cochran, Wadesboro " L W Watkins, Norwood " H C Carpenter, Norwood H S Hyatt, Norwood " V C Burns, Norwood C L Lindsey, Wadesboro " C C Craig, Waxhaw Fred Gamble, Waxhaw " A P Perry, Monroe W M Mask, Wadesboro " S S Stanback, B J Christian PROCEEDINGS Forty-ninth annual session of the Yadkin-Philadelphia Baptist Association held with Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Waxhaw, N. C, Thursday before the second Sunday in October, 1922^0ct. 5th. The Association met on the above named date and in the Waxhaw Baptist Church. The house was called to order by the former Modera- tor, Rev. Dr. Allen, D. D., about 12:30 p. m. The gentleman assigned to preach the opening sermon being absent, Rev A C McLendon and Bro H C Carpenter were selected to preach the annual sermon. Bro H C Carpenter introduced the service by using hymn "I love thy kingdom Lord, the house of thine abode," &c. Bro A C McLendon read the 3rd chapter 1st Epistle of John. Rev Threadgill led in prayer. 2nd hymn No. 628 was lined by Bro Carpenter. The Mod- erator introduced the speaker — A C McLendon. Rev. McLendon took for a text Matt. 22:42. His outline : "What think ye of Christ, whose son is he." Rev Mc- Lendon preached a very helpful, inspiring sermon to all who heard it. H C Carpenter lined "must Jesus bear the cross alone," etc., after which read the text with some very strong remarks. Rev S S Thomas led in prayer. While Rev P F Long chanted a sweeter peace by name "Blessed Jesus guide me," &c, H C Watkins and White Barringer came forward and lifted a collection amounting to $7.00. The Association adjourned for din- ner. THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION Thursday afternoon session the Association assembled promply at 2:30 p. m., the Moderator presiding in the chair. Praise services were conducted by Rev J C Mas- sey, C C Craig. Rev Massey lined hymn No. 800. C C Craig read the 23 Division of Psalms. Bro S S Craig led in prayer. Rev J C Massey chanted a peace by name have faith in the Lord," etc. Rev Dr. Allen declared the house ready for business. The churches and delegates were enrolled. Pleasant Hill— J T Tyson, H C Watkins Pee Dee — John Crump Red Hill— A M Tyson Thomasville — W Barringer Mt. Pleasant— Not present Olive Grove — Ollie Leak Moore's Grove — By letter 1st Baptist Church, Wadesboro — P L Tillman 1st " " Norwood — C A Snuggs Henderson Grove— By letter Garris Grove — Not present E. Macedonia— H A Pond Lilly Grove— H A Pond Philadelphia— W P Perry Red Level— J B Byrd W. Macedonia —Alonza Belk Piney Grove — S S Craig, H C Craig Antiock — D A Covington Mt. Nebo— N Miller Red Branch — C Brown, John Flow After the churches and delegates were enrolled, a committee of 7 were appointed to nominate officers. The committee went out and in a short while submitted the following report : Rev W G Flake, Moderator Rev R W Alsobrooks, Vice-Moderator J H Ingram. Secretary S. S. Craig, Correspond Secretary W Barringer, Treasurer Rev S S Thomas, Auditor The report of the committee was read and adopted. The Committee : W BarringerJ T Tyson, C A Snuggs, John Crump, C O Brown, H A Craig, H A Pond On motion the Moderator's annual address go in the hands of a committee, and be put in the minutes in honor to his former service. The Association adjourned. Sung doxology. Bene- diction by Rev A C McLendon. THURSDAY NIGHT SESSION Promptly at 7:30 p. m., the Association re-assembled with the Moderator presiding. Time of preaching hav- ing arrived, Rev J W Hawkins ascended the rostrum, accompanied by Rev C A Threadgill. Rev Threadgill introduced the service, using hymn No. 800. Rev J W Hawkins read 16th chapter St. Mark. Rev P F Long led in prayer. Second selection No. 762. The Modera- tor, Rev W G Flake introduced the speaker, Rev I W Hawkins to preach a doctrinal sermon. Rev Hawkins chose bis text from the above named book, 11:30. His outline : The baptism of John — was it from heaven or of men ? Rev Hawkins preached a live, long sermon with great impression on all who heard it. Rev R H L Crockett closed the services with a fervent prayer; after which a collection was taken, amounting to $7.00, followed with a welcome address by Rev S W Fulwood, the pastor of the Presbyterian Church. In the absence of the pastor of the church, in which we are now convened, the extended welcome was injoyed by the delegation largely. Rev Dr. Allen in a very delight- ful manner and way, accepted the address of welcome. Rev Vanputten was extended a seat of welcome with us. He came forward and spoke good words of en- couragement. His words were enjoyed. The Associa- tion adjourned. Sung doxology, and benediction by Rev S S Thomas. FRIDAY MORNING SESSION At 9:30 the Moderator called the house to order. Praise services were conducted by Rev C H Pemberton and B C Crawford. E C Crawford lined hymn No. 228. Revc H Pemberton read 7th chapter of St. Mark. After some strong comments on the lesson, Rev L T Allen led in prayer. The Moderator then declared the house ready for business. The minutes of Thursday's session were read and approved. On motion a contribution be ex- tended to Rev Dr. Allen, in honor for former services. Motion was adopted. The devotional committee made the following report: R H L Crockett to fill the stand at 11 o'clock a. m., ac- companied by Rev P F Long. The Association then ad- journed for 10 minutes. At 11 a. m., Rev P F Long as- ascended the pulpit, accompanied by Rev C H Pember- ton in lieu of R H L Crocket. Rev C H Pemberton intro- duced the services by using hymn No. 231. Rev L T Allen led in prayer. Hymn No. 715. The Moderator in- troduced the speaker in the person of Rev P F Long. Rev Long chose his text from the 1st book of Exodus 4:2. His outline : What is that in thine hand ? Subject used : What you got. Rev Long preached a spirited heart-felt sermon, and was highly enjoyed by all who heard it. Rev Pembertion sang "On Jordans stormy banks I stand," &c. Rev W H Home led in prayer. Rev W H Home and W M Richardson came forward and lifted a collection amounting to $5.00; after which Rev P F Maloy came forward and spoke to the Association in regard to his line of books for sale, &c. Rev J W Hawkins made remarks in regard to the ladies of Piney Grove prepairing dinner, &c. The Association adjourned. Doxology. Benediction by Rev P F Long. FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION At 2 p. m. the Association re-assembled, with the Moderator presiding. Praise services were conducted by Revs L T Allen and C C Craig. C C Craig lined hymn No. 762. L T Allen read the 8th chapter St. Matt. J T Tyson led in prayer. Moderator pronounced the house open and ready for business. Then Rev P F Maloy came before the Association to speak in regard to the Linwood School and grounds. Rev Maloy said great things in his lecture, and was highly enjoyed by the As- sociation at large. 9 The devotional committee reported the following : Rev W H Home filled the stand at 7:30 p. m., accom- panied by J C Massey. The Association adjourned. Sung doxology. Benediction by the Moderator. FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION At 7:30 p. m., the Association re-assembled, with the Moderator presiding in the chair. Praise services were conducted by John Perry. Hymn No. 223 was sung. Bro S S Craig led in prayer. Second hymn No. 294. Rev W H Home ascended the pulpit, accompanied by Rev L T Allen, who lined hymn No. 155. Rev W H Home read 20th division of Psalms of David. Rev J W Haw- kins led in prayer. The Moderator introduced the speaker in the person of Rev W H Home. His text was taken from the 1st book of Joshua 1:2. "Arise and go over this Jordan," etc. Rev Home preached a heart- felt, touching sermon, and was full of good thoughts, and made a great impression on all who heard it. Bros J W Perry and P L Tillman lifted a collection amounting to $3.52. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev W H Home. SATURDAY MORNING SESSION At 9:30 the Moderator called the house to order. Praise services were conducted by Rev J W Hawkins and L M Dunlap. Rev Hawkins lined hymn No. 402. L M Dunlap read the 12th chapter Paul's letter to He- brews. Rev J W Hawkins led in prayer. The Modera- tor declared the house ready for business. Minutes of Friday's session was read and approved. After the Moderator asked the several commit- tees to finish up their several works, the committees all retired, and after a long stay out, ..was ordered in, in order to adjourn for dinner. The committees came in and were seated. Rev T R Richardson lined hymn No. 522. Then read 7th chap. St. Matt. Prayer. A song was sung. Subject : "What are you doing in here without your garment on ?" etc. Revs J C Massey and I W Lockhart took a collection, amounting to $3.95. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev T R Richardson. 10 SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION Promptly at 2 o'clock the Association re-assembled, with the Moderator in the chair. Praise services were conducted by Rev R W Alsobrooks. Sung "Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free," etc. Read the 13 chapter of Romans. Prof F M Fitch led in prayer. After which the Moderator arose and pro- nounced the house ready for business. Then he stated that Prof F M Fitch would have the attention of the As- sociation for a short while to speak to us on Linwood school question. Prof F M Fitch said many good things in his lecture that made our hearts burn while he talked with us along the lines of the Linwood school, and what he said was highly endorsed; after which a committee was appointed to attend a meeting that was to meet in Charlotte on Tuesday, the 10th of October, 1922. Dele- gates : Revs W F Flake, S S Thomas, Dr Allen, J H In- gram, Miss Viola Craig. SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION At 8 P. M. the Association re-assembled, with Modera- tor presiding. Time for preaching having arrived, Revs C H Pemberton and H C Carpenter ascended the rostrum. Praise services were conducted by the Moderator. Sing- ing "What are you doing in here without your garment on ?" etc. Elder S S Bennett of the M E Zion Church led in prayer. After which the field missionary report- ed. He received on his commission $4.00, which was devided between two — himself and sister Laura McLen- don, On motion Bro H C Carpenter be our field mis- sionary on this end of the field, and Bro B C Crawford on the west end. After which H C Carpenter lined hymn No. 402. The Moderator introduced Rev C H Pember- ton, who chose for his text Isaiah 53. His outline : He shall see of the travel of his soul and shall be satisfied. Rev Pemberton preached a heart-felt sermon, and was enjoyed by all who heard it. Bro H C Carpenter sang "Must jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free," &c. Bro W S Caldwell led in prayer. Rev S S 11 Bennett came forward and lifted a collection, amounting to $10.00. This collection was given to the church as a contribution. After which a vote of thanks was extended to the good people of Waxhaw and Piney Grove for their kindness and great care towards us while here in session. The Association adjourned. Sung doxology. Bene- diction by the Moderator. SUNDAY MORNING At 11:30 Rev Dr R Allen, D. D., ascended the rostrum, accompanied by Rev S S Thomas to preach the mission- ary semion. Rev Thomas introduced the services by lining hymn No. 801. Rev J C Massey read 7th chapter St. Mark. Rev May Morrow led in prayer. Second hymn No. 800. Rev Dr. Allen chose his text Matt. 1:13. Sub- ject : Straight is the gate and narrow the way, etc. Dr R Allen preached a powerful sermon, and it made a deep impression on a large congregation. Rev S S Thomas closed with a few strong remarks. Rev Pem- berton led in prayer. A collection was taken amounting to $14.35. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev. Dr.Allen. REV. W. G. FLAKE, Moderator J. Ii. INGRAM, Secretary COMMITTEES MAKE THEIR REPORT After which the committees reported. We, your committee on resolutions, ask leave to report : We recommend that each officer be elected by acclamation and not by committee. 2nd. That the Constitution be compiled and attached to back of the minutes. 3rd. That the Association continue on Thurs- day and close on Saturday. Respectfully yours Revs S S Thomas, C C Craig, N Miller j H Ingram, R Alsobrooks, Committee 12 We, your committee on State of Country, ask leave to report : In looking over this, our country, the great nations, we find men and things almost at sea in the Southland, in the midst of the cotton king, the bollwee- vil erie. It is stated that all of the August crop of cot- ton has been destroyed by this God-sent pest. This should bring us nearer to our Lord and master. 2nd. Amidst us there is great and heart-felt grief in the country, because of lynching men of primitive minds are still holding to that rebelious practice. The Church is asking all the people in all the churches to fight to combat against this great evil. There has been a great country-wide strike among the people of the Union, which stand now settled, though conditions and things suffered much when it was on. This evil aimed at our defeat, but it was dethroned in spite of its strong efforts to win. We see nothing visible in reach coming out from our countries respective to churches to aid us as a nation; therefore, let us tie closer to the churches of our Lord and master in this combat. Repectfully yours, Revs S S Thomas, R W Alsobrooks, S S Craig, L M Dunlap, J. B. Byrd. Committee We, your committee on Education, beg leave to sub- mit the following report : Whereas, we are living in a progressive age, when improvements are being made along all lines of religious, social and educational; realiz- ing as a denomination the competition that surrounds us on every side, if we keep pace with the other demina- tions and possess the land, the men and women of our denomination, upon whose shoulders the burden rests, must be better prepared for the work. We therefore recommend that this Association go on record as one, being willing to do anything to help the boys and girls in its bounds to enter some school and prepare them selves for life's duties. 2nd. That a special donation be made to such persons who wish to enter school as a pay- ment on their school tuition. Respectfully submitted, P L Tillman, Revs J W Hawkins, L T Allen, C Brown, Revs W H Home, R Allen, Com. 13 We, your committee on Obituary, submit the following report : We have canvassed the letters of the several churches, and find that our ranks have been broken by the great hand of death. We are unable to obtain the names of our deceased ones; we therefore commend that we bow our heads in silence to Him who doeth all things well. Yours, Revs C H Pemberton, Allie Leak, J T Burns, B C Crawford, Com. Committee on Place— We, your committee on Place, beg leave to re- port: We recommend that the next annual session be held with the 1st Baptist Church, Norwood, Stanly Co., N. C, convening Thursday at 10 o'clock A. M.., and closing Saturday at 11 A. M. Respectfully, H C Carpenter, Rev L T Allen, H C Watkins, Committee. BOARD OF TRUSTEES— W. Barringer, J H Ingram, C A Snuggs, J W Perry, H E Craig, After committees were appointed, Rev J W Brew was extended a seat of welcome with us. He came forward and said fatherly words of encouragement, which were enioyed by Association largely. After all committees had reported, we adjourned. Sung doxology. Benediction by the Moderator. 14 The Finance Committee reported the following Received from churches $86.70 Old Treasurer 39.75 Collection 26.47 152.92 A grand total $86.50 $66.42 Disbursement — Paid Moderator $ 8.00 Vice- 3.00 Secretary 12.00 Assist. Secretary 3.00 Treasurer 3.00 Auditor 4.00 Delegate 7.50 Bob Colson 5.00 Piney Grove Church 15.00 Lilly Grove Church 5.00 Olive Grove Church 5.00 Printing Programs 3.00 Pleasant Hill church 5.00 Charity Dunlap Delegate to Charlotte 3.00 5.00 Total, $86.50 Balance in Treasury $66.42 Printing and compiling minutes 49.00 Balance in Treasury $17.42 W Barringer, C A Snuggs , H A Ponds, Committee 15 STATISTICAL TABLE CHURCHES T3 <U c 3 o fa X3 0) a re T3 a) ■r, e •si Q -a > '53 o 5 a '.H en j-. s 0) OJ fa M "a u 3 &• A u JJ o 3 >-< > ° C C/2fa u '2 i d Pleasant Hill 1871 1872 1872 1868 . 27 6 13 7 13 5 3 2 4 7 3 1 n 3 300 160 167 168 73 52 31 102 70 30 20 24 5C 9 30 12 00 6 00 10 00 5 00 5 25 1 00 3 50 4 £0 4 00 3 00 2 00 2 40 3 00 5100 3500 3000 1500 2500 1600 1500 950 1500 3000 1000 1000 950 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2-4 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 1-3 2-4 2-4 1 Pee Dee Red Hill 7 3 2 1 13 Thomasville . Mt. Pleasant 1st B.C. Wadesboro.. 1st " Norwood. Olive Grove . 1872 1892 1896 1873 16 Henderson Grove E. Macedonia ._ Garris Grove Moore's Grove... Lilly Grove 1888 1882 1876 1877 Mt. Nebo .. . _ . .. Piney Grove . Red Branch. Antioch .. Red Level . . W. Macedonia ... 1906 1871 Philadelphia. 16 CONSTITUTION. Article 1. This Association shall be known as the Yadkin Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Association of North Carolina. Art. 2nd. This Association shall be composed of regular Baptist churches, ministers and delegates in good standing and full practice of the doctrines and practices of the faith, discipline and ordinances of the regular denomination. Art. 3rd. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, Vice- Moderator, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and Executive Board. Their duties respectively shall be such as are com- monly exercised by these officers until their successors are chosen. Art. 4th. The object of this Association shall be to build up Baptist churches in its bounds, foster the educational and spiritual work of its members, and to co-operate with the State Convention in doing home mission work and thus help take the world for Christ. Art. 5th. This Association shall meet annually, and shall be. com- posed of not more than three delegates from each church, with a letter containing 10 cents per capita of its membership, and giving condition of the church and membership of the church. The said meeting shall con- vene on Thursday at HA. M., before the 2nd Sunday in October, with an annual sermon, and continue until the business of the Association is completed. Art. 6th. All visiting ministers who are in good standing in their churches, and corresponding delegates, shall be welcome to seats among us to give counsel but not vote. Voting shall be done only by the dele- gates and ministers of the Association. ■;::. : ;r.. :. - "